Mar 18, 2014

Liebster Award!

Hello Beautiful Bloggers! I am SO pumped to write a special post today! 

I was nominated by new bloggy friend, the inspiring and gorgeous Rachel from Oh Simple Thoughts. I feel so honored! The Liebster Award is an award given to a blogger by other bloggers in order to get to know you better and allow you to connect with other bloggers outside of your circle! I am SO excited to be nominated by Rachel and even more pumped to nominate some awesome ladies for this award! As a nominee I am asked a series of questions about who I am and what my blog is all about. And then I ask a series of questions to the ladies I nominate! Let's get started! 

Questions from Rachel: 

1. What led you to the blogsphere? I absolutely LOVE connecting with other women. I love hearing and discussing troubles and triumphs. Last year I was on Pinterest a LOT when I was planning my wedding. Through different items I was pinning I was able to find multiple blogs by some amazing ladies! I started following them and never stopped. Somewhere along the way I decided to start my own blog. At first I was not very committed to it, I was pretty busy with wedding plans, but I continued to write every once in a while. This last November I really decided to pursue blogging more frequently. I loved the posts I was reading and finding different link-ups! I have been really encouraged by the friendships I have made and the women I have "met" through blogging! 

2. What are the dreams for your blog? I would love to see my blog become a place of encouragement and joy for other women. My dream is that I would be able to connect with women all over the world and share the gospel with them. I love seeing blogs that are written by "real people." What I mean by that is, women who write about the exciting seasons in their life as well as the hard seasons. It is so refreshing to hear from people who are willing to be vulnerable and honest about their lives. I would like to continue to post more often and frequently about the things God is teaching me about Him, my marriage and life's joys and pains. That is why my blog is named Bliss and Blunders of a Newlywed. I am not perfect and I don't want anyone to think that I am. I just want them to know that I have a Savior who IS perfect. 

3. What is one thing you are learning right now? Lately I have been learning about myself and my insecurities. I have been struggling a lot with my insecurities as a wife. I have so many goals for myself for what I want to become and things I want to accomplish. I want to make my house feel like a home for my husband. I want to be there for him at all times and encourage him daily. I want to make delicious meals for him and provide good nourishment. I want to look a certain way so that he finds me desirable... What I am learning is that these goals are not bad... but they are overwhelming to me right now. I need to give myself a break a little bit and try to only tackle a few things at a time and not break down every time I mess up at them. God has been teaching me that only with His help can I accomplish these goals. 

4. What is one thing you would like to accomplish this year? I would love to get into a workout routine. I have been struggling so much lately to have the desire to work out and find a time that works well with my schedule. I would love to get into a routine that works best for me and use my time well! 

5. What is your favorite accessory? Definitely scarves! I have SOOOOOOO many and I probably wear one almost every day. I love that you can dress up or dress down an outfit with a scarf. Can't wait to wear my summer scarves soon! 

6. What are your favorite posts to write? My favorite posts are definitely writing about my walk with Jesus and my marriage. Those two things are the most important things in my life and I love encouraging other women in their faith and in their marriages. I would love to continue to write more about what God has been teaching me and more about things I have learned in my first year of marriage! 

7. What inspires you? Good conversation inspires me! I absolutely love having a good, quality conversation with others. Whether it is with my husband, a girlfriend or a complete stranger, I love deep conversations. It inspires me when others feel comfortable sharing something that is on their heart. Plus, you know all great conversations happen because of the Lord. That is very inspiring! 

8. What is your all time favorite book? Definitely my favorite book is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. I never cried so hard and felt so moved than when I was reading this book. If you haven't read it, DO IT! 

9. Coffee or Tea? Absolutely coffee. That is the easiest question you could ask me. I think a lot of people can relate to this but there is just something wonderful about starting your morning with a delicious cup of coffee. I love the smell and just adore the taste! Coffee makes me feel cozy and comforted. 

10. What is your favorite hobby? Probably baking or crafting. I love doing both things. I love making delicious desserts for my friends and hubby and I also love knitting and doing crafts to create beautiful things! In college my roommates and I would have craft parties. We did crafts, drank wine and ate lots of yummy food. Such an amazing way to spend time with ladies! 

11. What is one thing you have learned from blogging? I have learned that I can make friends and be encouraged by people all over the world. I have learned so much from my blogging friends about cooking, marriage, wedding planning, creating, and Jesus. I feel so blessed to be able to share my thoughts as well as hear about other peoples thoughts and reflections. I am very thankful for all of you blogging friends! 

Here are my 6 nominees! 

Here are my questions for you lovely ladies! (Just answer them, link back to me and tag 6 blogs that have 200 or fewer followers with questions for them!)

1. What inspired you to start blogging?

2. Describe your "perfect day." 

3. What are some of the goals you have for your blog?

4. What is your biggest fear?

5. What is one of your favorite memories? 

6. What is one thing you have always wanted to do? 

7. What is your favorite thing to do during your free time?

8. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be? 

9. What is one thing you would like to accomplish in your life? 

10. What is your favorite Bible verse or inspirational quote? Why?

11. What is your favorite thing about blogging? 

Can't wait to hear your answers to these questions and get to know you all better! 




  1. Thank you so much, Lindsey!!! How fun!! I have this on my to-do list! :)

  2. Yay! Thank you so much for the nomination, Lindsey! So glad we are sisters in Christ and love all things weddings and scarves :) xo

  3. Thank you so much for the nomination Lindsey!! I love that you love scarves and coffee just as much as it seems like I do. I also love that you want your blog to be "real"... something that showcases the good as well as the bad that life throws your way! I too have recently decided to make more of a commitment to my blog and am trying to make it as real as possible. I definitely try to post about my shortcomings as well as the positive things in my life. Love reading your blog and look forward to seeing where it goes in the future!

    Now, to get working on my post! ;-)